• Assistant Professor of Theatre Tobin Ost, who specializes in scenic design, does not believe in “art with a capital A,” especially when it applies to design. Throughout his career, Ost has broadened his experiences and knowledge of the world around him while encouraging students to do the same. And some of his students are people who never intended to set foot into the world of theatre.

  • Gabe Mollica ’14 has recently set out on a tour for his autobiographical comedy show Solo: A Story About Friendship. He recently talked with Communications and Marketing Office student writer Alyssa Samuels ’26 about the process of writing and producing his show, as well as how his time at Hamilton made this experience possible.

  • Throughout history, art has repeatedly pushed for change by unsettling conventional perspectives on social issues. This summer, a team of Hamilton students hopes to accomplish something similar with their Levitt Center research project by portraying the lived experience of disability through theatre.

  • The world premiere workshop of Things We Will Miss: Meditations of the Climate Crisis, developed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily Harrison, was recently presented by Boulder-based square product theatre.

  • For an undergraduate student interested in theatre, the opportunity to contribute to every aspect of a production is invaluable. Interns at square product theatre in Boulder, Colo., get to do exactly that — just ask Del Gonzales ’25 who is spending the summer working with and learning from professionals in the field he plans to pursue at Hamilton and beyond.

  • Student writer and Untitled@Large theatre club member Alyssa Samuels ’25 shares her experiences producing the Suddenly the Musical, which debuted at Hamilton this spring. The Events Barn stage lights glowed brightly on April 27, illuminating the shapes of actors moving to the music and smiles from the audience surrounding them. Suddenly the Musical, an Australian show, was performed for the first time without its original cast at Hamilton. Produced by the student group Untitled@Large, the show was special not only for premiere status, but also because every step of its process signified a chance for student growth and accomplishment.

  • The Hamilton College Theatre Department presents the spring mainstage production, Rent, by Jonathan Larson, directed by Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer. Performances of the sold-out musical continue April 19 to April 22 at 7:30 p.m., and April 22 at 2 p.m., in the Romano Theatre in Kennedy Center for Theatre and Studio Arts.

  • January’s news highlights ranged from research on bay scallops to an essay on the importance of foreign language study. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content.

  • A recent podcast interview with Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily Harrison is available on the American Theatre magazine website.

  • One of Hamilton College’s most generous benefactors and a leading businessman and philanthropist in the Utica community has died. F. Eugene Romano, a Utica native and a 1949 Hamilton graduate, passed away on Saturday, Jan.7. He was 94.


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